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20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

17 January 2020

Postpartum Running: To run or not to run?

To run or not to run is probably my most frequently asked question when I see my post natal mums. When can I start running?  It is such a hard question to answer because every pregnancy, delivery, body, tissue structure and post natal experience is different. Up until recently I always tended to advise my patients […]

9 January 2020

RED January 2020

“Run Every Day” RED January has been set up by the charity Mind to raise awareness for mental health, which is great for me as I love to run! The benefits that exercise has on our mental health is remarkable and when we exercise our bodies release endorphins which make us feel good, happy and […]

4 January 2020

How to stay injury free this ski season with Osteopathy

It’s that time of the year when you might be lucky enough to be preparing for your ski holiday.  Now that Christmas is out of the way, your training can start in earnest.  In this blog I will explain how Osteopathy could help you stay injury free and will give you my top 5 exercises for ski […]

10 December 2019

Diabetic foot care advise: avoiding complications

For those of you with Diabetes, diabetic foot care is very important if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. Looking after your feet and checking them regularly can significantly reduce your risks of getting foot problems. Tips for every day diabetic footcare: Maintain good foot hygiene – Wash your feet every day and dry carefully […]

3 December 2019

National Grief Awareness Week 2019: 2nd to 8th December

It’s National Grief awareness week 2019 from 2nd to 8th December. Are you suffering from grief this winter? The cold weather can have an impact on our mood. Less sunshine and more dark evenings can make us change our normal social activities and we could end up feeling isolated. A lack of vitamin D, the sunshine […]

3 December 2019

Prosecco: The party season and your bladder

Yikes! it is December already and that means we are heading into party season!!  We might be drinking a little more prosecco, champagne and white wine.  On one had that sounds great but for some of us our bladder really doesn’t like the white fizzy drinks or sadly, alcohol in general.  So how can we help manage them […]

25 October 2019

Pillow Talk: Which pillow is right for you?

A question I get asked a lot in clinic, is which pillow do I recommend for a good nights sleep? Well I’m afraid there is no straight answer; in fact it raises many more questions………. Firstly why are you having bad nights sleep? Are you not able to get off to sleep Are you uncomfortable […]

8 October 2019

Diabetes: Why are diabetics more prone to foot problems?

Diabetes is a disease caused by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Over time, high levels of glucose in the blood can have serious health effects. Diabetic foot problems is one of them and can effect the quality of life of a sufferer. How are the feet effected? Neuropathy, or sensory nerve damage: High sugar levels […]

3 September 2019

Living with Plantar Fasciitis?

It’s almost a weekly occurrence in clinic, when I hear from patients how their heel and foot pain is stopping them from getting on with their usual day to day activities. So I wanted to share some tips on how living with plantar fasciitis can be made a little easier. Plantar fasciitis (or chronic heel […]